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2017 Travel Guide to California - - SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA -

» SAN FRAN­CISCO MU­SE­UMS

The re­open­ing of the ex­panded San Fran­cisco Mu­seum of Mod­ern Art made the city a must for in­ter­na­tional mod­ern art lovers. Other don’t-miss mu­se­ums with ma­jor ex­hibits are the de Young, the Le­gion of Honor, the Ex­plorato­rium and the Contemporary Jewish Mu­seum.

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» EX­PLORE THE OUT­DOORS

Marin County is San Fran­cisco’s back­yard, with Mount Ta­mal­pais and the Marin coast a play­ground for hik­ers, bik­ers and any­one who en­joys the out­doors. Mount Tam af­fords stun­ning views and red­wood forests while the ocean­front towns of Stin­son Beach and Boli­nas have a laid-back vibe that is part of their charm.

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» EAST BAY EX­PLO­RATION

The univer­sity town of Berke­ley of­fers much to dis­cover, in­clud­ing the UC Berke­ley cam­pus and a re­vi­tal­ized down­town with the new Berke­ley Art Mu­seum and Pa­cific Film Ar­chive. The out­doors beck­ons at 2,000-acre Tilden Park, which has a lovely botan­i­cal gar­den and steam train that chil­dren adore.

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» SONOMA SOJOURN

Sonoma County’s vine­yard-cov­ered land­scape of­fers dozens of wine tast­ing rooms, in­clud­ing in the Rus­sian River ap­pel­la­tion. Stroll among the shops of Se­bastopol, Gra­ton and Forestville and pick up pic­nic good­ies for al­fresco din­ing while sam­pling the county’s fa­mous pinot noirs and other va­ri­etals.

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» SIL­I­CON VAL­LEY AND MORE

Ex­plore a ma­jor Sil­i­con Val­ley hub, the col­lege town of Palo Alto and Stan­ford Univer­sity, be­fore head­ing into the Santa Cruz Moun­tains for a drive along Sky­line Boule­vard and its red­wood forests. Take High­way 92 to Half Moon Bay and drive High­way 1 along San Ma­teo County’s spec­tac­u­lar rugged coast, stop­ping to stroll along the beaches.

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